Scouting is about having fun facing Challenges and having Adventures and not just Knots and woggles.
As Scouts, we're incredibly proud to be part the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. At the Beckermet Scout Group we change lives by offering 6- to 14-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in our community.
There are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network.
Scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
And Scouting doesn't end at 14! We've got strong links with our local Explorer Scout units so you can continue to have new adventures and learn new skills. In fact, as a young member in Scouting, the programme of challenge and adventure keeps going until you're 25!
What do Scouts do?
Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and caving. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
What do volunteers do?
This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people to helping manage the Group, We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.
As well as the buzz from knowing you're doing something amazing and helping give our young members experiences that will be with them for a lifetime, we want our volunteers to get satisfaction from their role. So if you decided to get involved, you decide on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, and how much time you can offer. Across the UK, over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life - and Beckenham Scout Group is no exception. Did we also mention that it's loads of fun as well?